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Investment in smart buildings moves up the agenda

New research among landlords, property managers, agents and suppliers has revealed that investment in smart building technologies is finally moving up the agenda, as they realise its ability to create efficiencies in commercial real estate, bringing costs down, increasing tenant ...

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The future is smart for facilities management

Organisational transformation is big business these days as retail, commercial and other sectors recognise that changing and evolving is key to their sustainability. It’s easy to focus on sectors like retail where there is a more obvious shift to new ...

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BSRIA publishes Soft Landings and BFM topic guide

BSRIA has launched a free to download topic guide on Soft Landings and Business-Focused Maintenance (BFM). The guide is an ‘at a glance publication’ and aims to inform those involved in the design, construction and operation of a building about ...

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Forward with BIM

Facilities management practice is changing as FMs find new ways to collect and use data for improved building management. BIM is central to this, as Gary Watkins, CEO of Service Works Group, explains BIM (building information modelling) has been hailed ...

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Arcus extends FM service provision to retail giant

Arcus, which currently provides bespoke FM services to Sainsbury’s supermarket and convenience stores has further extended its service provision remit to include the delivery of building management, lighting and drainage FM services across the nationwide store’s portfolio. The extension builds ...

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NG Bailey lands Mizuho House contracts

NG Bailey has been awarded both the landlord and tenant facilities services contracts by Land Securities and global bank Mizuho to maintain Mizuho House, 30 Old Bailey in London. Valued at more than £1 million the new contracts are in ...

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Cording strengthens its FM team in the UK

Cording Real Estate Group, the Northern European real estate investment and asset management firm, has expanded its UK facilities management team with the appointments of Andrew Eeles and Caroline Murphy as assistant building managers. Working alongside Matt Brundrett, regional facilities manager ...

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The Internet of Things

A significant proportion of the support services sector is characterised by people undertaking regular, scheduled maintenance visits driven by fear that something might be about to go wrong. But what if you could predict that a part is about to ...

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IBM is helping ISS to put the ‘human touch’ into 25,000 buildings

Global facility services provider, ISS, has teamed up with IBM to create better, happier buildings. In a signed a commercial agreement, ISS has adopted IBM’s Watson IoT (Internet of Things) to transform the management of more than 25,000 buildings across the globe. ...

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Do you know the biggest waste of energy in buildings today?

In his study ‘Destratification Energy Savings Analysis,’ Dr Byron Jones of Kansas State University reveals that “stratification is the single biggest waste of energy in buildings today.” By implementing “Air destratification” Dr. Jones found that it “reduces temperature differentials by 75 ...

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